Mercedes-Benz India reported a 12% growth in the period July-September 2016 compared to the previous quarter (April-June 2016). The company sold 3,327 units in the July-September period compared to 2,975 units in the April-June 2016 period. Mercedes-Benz sold 9,924 units in the January-September 2016 period.
The GLE remained the highest selling SUVs of the quarter followed by the GLA, the GLS and also the newly launched GLC. Mercedes-Benz India says that the GLC in particular witnessed high customer preference and the car maker expects this trend to continue with the interest around the ‘Made in India GLC’ gaining traction across the whole country. Mercedes-Benz expects the GLC to emerge as one of its highest selling models. Amongst the luxury sedans, the C-Class emerged as the highest selling closely matched by the E-Class.
Commenting on the sales performance, Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said that the Company remains the undisputed market leader in the luxury car segment in India. He added that Mercedes-Benz is delighted to see green shoots emerging in its sales volumes compared to the previous quarter. Though the resurgence of sales is still slow, the car maker is confident that it will gain pace in the remaining months. New products, especially the SUVs, combined with its strategic network expansion will boost customer sentiments.